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Major online players roll out new hiring strategies in China

By Meng Jing (China Daily) Updated: 2015-12-08 07:57

Glimpses of IT firms' recruitment change

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Founded: 1999

Staff strength: 34,000 by June.

Recruitment strategy: Announced plans to cut its campus recruitment quota in September.

Tencent Holdings Ltd

Founded: 1998

Staff strength: More than 24,000 with an average age of 29.

Recruitment strategy: Paused recruitment process for outside projects in October. But it has made offers to 2,000 new graduates this year and has more than 1,000 openings for people with work experience.

Baidu Inc

Founded: 2000

Staff strength: 46,391 as of Dec 31, 2014.

Recruitment strategy: Announced hiring freeze for people with work experience unless candidates are approved by CEO Robin Li. Inc

Founded: 2004

Staff strength: More than 100,000 as of October 2015.

Recruitment strategy: The company announced in November it would create 40,000 new jobs in 2016. Apart from expanding its delivery team, JD will also hire people for its finance, technology, rural e-commerce and online-to-offline businesses.

Cheetah Mobile Inc

Founded: 2010

Staff strength: 2,300 with an average age of 26.5. About 10 percent of its staff are overseas employees.

Recruitment strategy: Will hire more people overseas as the company expands globally.

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